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Russian internet giant Yandex reportedly hacked by Western intelligence agency     – CNET
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The malware used in the attack is popular with the Five Eyes intelligence-sharing alliance, Reuters reports.

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Amazon Game Studios reportedly lays off dozens in shake-up
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Amazon Game Studios has quietly laid off dozens of employees on the last day of E3, one of the biggest video game conferences in the world, according to Kotaku. The company reportedly told affected employees that they only have 60 days to find new po…

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Key Vision Fund investors are reportedly lukewarm on a second fund
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SoftBank shook up the venture capital world with its unprecedented $100 billion Vision Fund, and the speculation continues around its follow-up. The fund hasn’t quite closed $100 billion — it is mighty close… — but that hasn’t stopped reports of a sequel from surfacing for the last 18 months. SoftBank has mown through its allocation […]

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Huawei reportedly scales back phone production following US ban
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Huawei may be expecting to live with a US ban for a long time. South China Morning Post sources claim Foxconn has stopped Huawei phone production on "several" lines in response to reduced orders. It wasn't certain if this was a short- or long-term…

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Department of Justice reportedly preparing Google antitrust investigation     – CNET
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Google’s search and other businesses will be investigated by the DOJ, says The Wall Street Journal.

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Amazon is reportedly interested in buying Boost Mobile
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If helping to create a competitor is a necessary condition to get the Sprint/T-Mobile deal done, then perhaps Amazon can help. A report from Reuters suggests the retailer is interested in buying Boost Mobile from the combo, particularly because it wo…

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Alibaba reportedly mulling to raise $20B through a second listing in Hong Kong
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Massive news just dropped for Hong Kong’s capital markets. Alibaba, one of the world’s largest tech companies, is considering raising $20 billion through a second listing in Hong Kong, Bloomberg reported on Monday citing sources. TechCrunch has reached out to Alibaba for comment and will update the story if and when we have more information. […]

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Apple reportedly buys asthma-monitoring startup
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Apple has snapped up a company called Tueo Health, which was working on an app to help parents monitor asthma symptoms of their sleeping kids, according to CNBC. The startup's CEO and chief operating officer switched their employer to Apple on Linked…

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Snapchat employees reportedly snooped on users with 'SnapLion' tool
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A bombshell Motherboard report reveals that employees across several departments at Snapchat can view user location information, saved Snaps, phone numbers and email address through a tool known as SnapLion. It's not clear exactly how widespread abus…

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